Vigil held for Bakersfield Trans woman Jasmine Sierra

Jasmine Sierra
Justice for Jasmine Sierra
Jasmine Sierra

Friends and family of murdered transgender woman Jasmine Sierra held a vigil in her memory yesterday. Jasmine was found dead in her Bakersfield apartment January 22 but her death was unknown due to police and media misgendering.

Jasmine, we are told, hadn’t changed her legal name so the misidentification was no ones fault.  Her friend and former roommate Shantell Waldo told Planet Trans that her mother never accepted her gender identity, but even with that she remained a delightful soul who preferred a quiet life with few close friends

Planet Trans was alerted about her death with an anonymous tip on March 4th and began putting together the pieces of her life.

Although the murderer hasn’t been apprehended those who honoured her memory have begun the process of bring Justice For Jasmine. Many thanks to our readers and community. Without them we would have never have known of this.

If you have any information regarding Jasmine’s murder please contact the Bakersfield Police.
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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender



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